Title: 25 Years of Storage Research and Education: A Retrospective
Abstract: In the midst of graduate school (around 25 years ago), I worked on a final project in a database class, which served as my first (serious) introduction to I/O and storage, and soon I was hooked. Since that time, I have dedicated most of my research career to storage systems, including work on single-disk systems, disk-based RAIDs, large-scale distributed storage and data-processing systems, and modern storage devices, focusing largely on performance and reliability throughout. In this talk, I will discuss research highlights from many years of work in this space, and draw lessons for young researchers who are embarking upon their own research careers.
Bio: Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau is the Grace Wahba professor and Chair of the Computer Sciences Department at UW-Madison. He co-leads a research group with Professor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau. Together, they have graduated 26 Ph.D. students and won numerous best-paper awards; many of their innovations are used by commercial systems. For their work, Andrea and Remzi received the 2018 ACM-SIGOPS Weiser award for “outstanding leadership, innovation, and impact in storage and computer systems research” and both are Fellows of the ACM for “contributions to storage and computer systems.” Remzi has won the SACM Professor-of-the-Year award six times, the Rosner “Excellent Educator” award, and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Andrea and Remzi’s operating systems book (www.ostep.org) is downloaded millions of times yearly and used at numerous institutions worldwide. He has also served as a technical advisor or consultant for numerous companies, including Google, Huawei, Microsoft, NetApp, and Samsung. For more information, please visit https://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~remzi/
Seminar Host: Mai Zheng